Every year around the week of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday, the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson and his organization, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition (RPC), hold their annual Wall Street economic summit. This year marked their 14th anniversary.
The conference, which always draws a large number of participants, was held in New York City from January 11 – 14th with a theme aptly titled, “A More Perfect Union: Time to Rebuild America.”
With the unemployment rates and lack of available jobs, the summit came at an appropriate hour. The objective of the event was to incite change and promote new beginnings in the lives of those oppressed by economic injustice.